September 12-13 2018. Jurmala, Latvia


Please pay attention that local time is specified (GMT+03)

September 12, Wednesday

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00-11:30 Plenary meeting

Moderator: Andrey Vorobyev, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

  • Sergey Grebennikov, ROCIT
  • Alexandra Kulikova, ICANN
  • Alexey Rogdev, Technical Center of Internet
  • Katrina Sataki, NIC.LV

Session 1. Security: domain name vs content

The Security: Domain Name vs Content session will be dedicated to working with domains used for unlawful purposes. Domain management has always been perceived as an exclusively technical task, and websites were blocked only by court decisions or law enforcement agencies. In recent years, however, more people say that those in the domain name industry can no longer stay away from evaluating their content. At the TLDCON’s Security: Domain Name vs Content session, we will discuss how this problem is solved in different countries and how people are combating infringing websites today. The participants, the list of which includes experts from European and CIS states’ registries, international organizations and information security experts, will also discuss modern methods for data analysis and forecasting that allow predicting what the domain will be used for even before it is used.

Moderator: Mikhail Anisimov, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

  • Jeffery Bedser, iThreat
  • John Crain, ICANN
  • Norm Ritchie, SecureDomain Foundation
  • Pavel Shepetina, Group-IB
  • Alexander Venedioukhin, TCI
13:00-14:30 Lunch

Session 2. Legal issues of domain name registration

This year’s legal issues session will be dedicated to the most relevant matters of regulating the domain name market and reviewing regulatory practices. Representatives from various registries will share their experience in settling domain-related disputes, while experts from different countries will expand on managing personal data as well as interacting with law enforcement agencies.

Moderator: Marina Rozhkova, IP CLUB

  • Dejan Dukic, RNIDS
  • Ekaterina Kalinicheva, Semenov&Pevzner
  • Yuriy Kargapolov, NIC.UA
  • Sergey Kopylov, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
  • Alexander Zhuk,
16:00-16:30 Coffee

Session 3. Second wind of ccTLDs

The Second Wind of ccTLDs session will be dedicated to the current activities of national registries. National top level domains had been in a privileged position on their countries’ markets for a long time; everything changed a couple of years ago after the launch of a new program on new top level domains. The competition increased sharply, and national registries had to review their roles on the market and the ways they interact with their users. During the session, registry representatives will discuss the actions to be taken to earn back the buyers’ trust, the possibilities of gaining back the privileged position and the role of national domain zones in the era of domain abundance.

Moderator: Dana Ludviga, NIC.LV

  • Michaela Cruden, Afilias
  • Andrey Kuzmichev, RU-CENTER
  • Roman Selchenok,
  • Ivan Timofeev, .ART
  • Svitlana Tkachenko, Hostmaster UA
19:30 Gala dinner

September 13, Thursday

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

Session 4. New technologies in DNS

The New Technologies in DNS session will be dedicated to the latest technological achievements used for managing domain spaces, plus the DNS systems’ new spheres of use. Experts will talk about using blockchain technology and discuss how the domain name system can be used in the spheres of the internet of things, digital objects’ authentication and many other spheres as well.

Moderator: Elena Voronina, MSK-IX

  • Sergey Baukin, .ART
  • Konstantin Chumachenko, Ngenix
  • John Crain, ICANN
  • Pavel Khramtsov, MSK-IX
  • Alexey Rogdev, TCI
11:30-12:00 Coffee

Session 5. Who is welcomed to the Registrars club?

At the Who is Welcomed to the Registrars Club session, the participants will discuss the registrars’ operating models, their requirements and working conditions in various country-code and general top level domains.

Moderator: George Georgievsky, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

  • Anna Karakhanyan, ISOC Armenia
  • Alexandra Kulikova, ICANN
  • Andrey Saveliev, Домены.РФ
  • Alexander Scherbakov, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
  • Albina Terikmurzaeva, Gransy
13:30-15:00 Lunch